The True, the Good, and the Beautiful…Christian-Theistic Style

Edward John Carnell, from his work An Introduction to Christian Apologetics:

What the Christian thinks of God controls what he thinks of the true, the good, and the beautiful, for God gives being to truth, content to the good, and permanence to the beautiful. The Law of God is truth; keeping the law is good; and meditation upon, and enjoyment of, the law is the beautiful. The good is what God rewards and the bad what He punishes.  Hence, only the true can be good, and only the good can be beautiful.

Posted on August 16, 2011, in Great Quotes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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